Serkan Piantino

Serkan Piantino is an entrepreneur and leader in technology businesses in New York City. Currently he is Founder and CEO of Spell. Previously he was Founder and Site Director of Facebook New York and Co-Founder of Facebook AI Research. During his 9 years at Facebook he also designed and lead the development of many of Facebook's products and infrastructure including News Feed, Edge Rank, Timeline and Messenger. 

Serkan is an active advocate for the technology industry in New York City, having previously served on Mayor Bloomberg's Council on Technology and Innovation and currently on the boards of Tech:NYC and AFSE. Serkan holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University.